This blog is a space for us – and you – to comment on the news, share opinions and debate local government issues. You can comment on any of the posts below; if you would like to contribute a new post contact Jane Sankarayya.


Welcome to the town hall

May 19, 2015 by LGiU

A raft of newly elected councillors are settling in at town halls up and down the country, writes the LGiU's learning and development manager Alan Waters.


Local elections recap

May 18, 2015 by Ingrid Koehler

Local elections coverage and analysis. [View the story “The Other Election: local elections 2015″ on Storify]

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Local elections: digital scorecard

May 15, 2015 by Ingrid Koehler

It seems to me like we’ve been promised each year for a while that this election will be the social media election. I think it may have finally arrived. And if we didn’t notice it, it’s because social media is now so commonplace that we hardly notice. Even the Electoral…

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Local Elections: The Results

May 9, 2015 by Jonathan Carr-West

The General Election result will have been a lot less surprising to anyone who’s been following local government elections over the last couple of years.

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#le2015 live map

May 7, 2015 by Charlotte Maddix

As the results of this year’s local elections roll in from the early hours of Friday morning through to Saturday afternoon, we’ll be updating the map to show the new political landscape of English local government. Check out our live coverage here.  

Philippa Roe

Political Power Play – The leading faces of local government

May 5, 2015 by Hannah Blythe

In the run to the Local Elections, we're asking, who are the leading figures of local government? Who's changing the way are services are delivered? We've identified the David Cameron, Ed Miliband, George Osborne and Nick Clegg of local government...

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Why can’t we have an IFS government?

May 1, 2015 by Janet Sillett

Wouldn't it be refreshing, wonders Janet Sillett, if we could have a government that made decisions based on reliable figures that were grounded in economic reality and not plucked out of thin air?

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#le2015 live blog: help us cover the other election

April 28, 2015 by Ingrid Koehler

Live Blog LE2015 – The Other Election   Live results map While the pundits are busy covering the general election, we’re getting excited about the other election. So much so, that we’re live blogging the run up to the voting and the counting. We’re covering the local elections with the…

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